If you are the proud owner of a dog, you likely are very familiar with the following scenario: A friend or family member comes to visit. You spend time catching up, laughing, having pleasant conversation. However, when it comes time for your guest to leave, they stand from the couch only to expose that their clothing is covered in hair. You likely will begin searching your home frantically for a lint roller in order to assist your guest. However, what if there was a way to avoid this entirely? If you are sick and tired of dog hair being a permanent resident in your home, we can help. In this post, we are going to give you some tips on how you can best avoid your house being covered in your pet’s hair in order to make your home more hospitable every single day.
Don’t Skip Bathtime
One of the most important steps you can take in order to ensure your home isn’t covered in dog hair and smelling of pets is to give you pup baths often. While too many baths can strip the essential oils from the coat and dry out the skin, not enough baths will leave your pet and your home smelling less than ideal. Most dogs need baths every few weeks and when they get especially dirty or stinky. All you have to do is keep track of when you are washing your dog in order to have an effective schedule.
Brush Your Dog Often
Whether your dog has a thick or thin coat, you need to make sure that you are brushing them regularly. When you do not brush your pet, you will be left with a ton of hair around your home all the time as we mentioned above.
Wipe Your Pets Down
Between your dog’s baths, make sure you are using a damp towel or pet wipes to remove any loose dirt that may be in your dog’s coat. Not only will this keep your dog clean but it will ensure that he/she smells great as well.
Choose the Right Tools
When it comes to cleaning your home, you aren’t going to be able to combat having pets unless you have the right tools. We would suggest that you invest in a high-quality vacuum for cleaning up your pet’s fur and other messes. Additionally, you may want to invest in spot removers that can help you to remove any stains that your dog might cause.
Now that you have a vacuum you can rely on to do its job properly, you are going to need to use it often in order to make your home more hospitable. Chasing your guests around with lint rollers isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. But when you are able to clear the books, crannies, and couch cushions of pet fur, you won’t have to worry about doing that anymore.
Choose the Right Fabrics
When you are purchasing new furniture, make sure you take your dog into account before choosing what you want. We would suggest that you opt for materials like microfiber or leather that can be wiped down and cleaned off often.
Wash Your Bedding Regularly
While some people do not allow for their pets to get onto their beds, others don’t mind it so much. If you are someone who allows your dog to spend time on your bed, be sure that you are washing your comforter and sheets often. Alternatively, if you do not allow for your dog to use your bed, but instead have given your pet a bed of its own, make sure to clean that as well. Dog hair builds up very quickly on a dog bed.
Attempt to Keep Dirt Outside
If your yard is known for getting muddy from time to time, we would suggest that you keep an old towel near the door so that you can take a second to wipe your pup’s feet before they come inside. This is also very good for your dog’s health as well.
Take Control of Your Clutter
If your dog is like most, there is a good chance he or she has been gifted with plenty of toys over the years. However, these toys are just one more way your dog can make a mess in your home. We would suggest investing in some baskets for your pet’s playthings so that they are one less thing you have to worry about when you have people over to your home.
Hire Professional Help
If handling your pet’s hair is too much for you to handle, you may want to consider hiring a professional cleaning team to come to your house and take care of the job for you. Contact Wifesavers today and learn more about our residential cleaning services!